On Smoke Free Miagao
MIAGAO, Iloilo – Some 79 designated Smoke Free Task Force (SFTF) members were commission and trained as enforcers of the Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance of the Municipality.
This after they were capacitated and trained in a two-day seminar on the Apprehension Procedures at the MHO Conference Room, October 29 and 30, 2019.
The seminar was attended by the representatives from the Philippine National Police, barangays tanods, punong barangays and other volunteers deputized by the task force.
Initially during the seminar, the participants went out on location for the soft implementation of the Ordinance on October 30, 2019. They visited the public market. ISAT-U, MCES, Municipal Building and Miagao Church and cited violators of the Section 6 for Smoking and Vaping and Sale-Access Restriction and Advertising and Promotion Ban.
Early on, the Sangguniang bayan passed and approved the Comprehensive Smoke Free Ordinance of the Municipality.
According to Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD the ordinance was realized to “safeguard public health and ensure the well-being of all the constituents by protecting them from the harmful effects of smoking and tabacco consumption.”
The full implementation of the Ordinance will start on January 1, 2020. (ABMande/ Information Office)